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Harmony

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Let say i have an obstacle with known mass, and I know the coefficient of static and dynamic friction between the obstacle material and the floor. A car traveling at a fixed velocity is to impact the obstacle. For simplicity i will first consider the simplified case where the car engine is turned off just before the impact begin. In this case it is assumed that the obstacle is a rigid body. I would like to know whether the obstacle would move, and what is the displacement if it does move. How should I model this situation? What additional information should I assume if the current information is in suffice?

Thanks in advanced.